person who has a fair command of English speaking, reading and writing and who
is passionate about reading, may become a Readucate Instructor.
of prison the initial intensive course runs for 8 full consecutive days. In prison
the same course is offered, but takes 10 days because of early lock-up time. If
non-prisoners wish to join a prison class the Department of Correctional Services
allows them to participant, but it must be for the ten days.
usually vie for a place in the course while prisoners volunteer.
the initial intensive course prospective Readucate Instructors write five tests
in which the pass mark for the first two is 90% and 70% for the last three. They
also write three Damelin Correspondence School's Grade 7 English. Damelin tutors
mark these English tests in which Readucate again insists on a pass mark of 70%.
after conclusion of the initial course, Instructors commence implementing in their
classes at schools and in prisons and distance education begins. After three months
the first two-day refresher course is held. At the end of two days Readucate Instructors
receive a Preliminary Readucate Instructor Certificate provided they have submitted
learners' marked tests, tape recordings of lessons and the beginning of a portfolio.
Attendance at the refresher course is compulsory.
education continues until Readucate Instructors have completed teaching
the full course to the Trust's satisfaction. They are then invited to write the
final Readucator examination. This is moderated by Professor Dr. Brenda Spencer,
Senior Lecturer, English Department, UNISA. Again 70% is the pass mark is both
the practical and theoretical examinations.
further training, Readucators may run Readucate Instructor Courses under
the supervision of Headquarters. Thus the system is sustainable while striving
continually for excellence.
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